Whisky of the Week

Meandering the world, one whisky at a time

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Food pairings! Gauteng Gin and Olives

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I have been trying to pair whisky and olives for ages.  I found this amazing little olive shop online.  Tapenade sell  a wonderful selection of the best olive products from the numerous South African olive estates.  I ordered a few different olive products and paired them with various kinds of whisky.  But no luck.  It did not work. There were a few OK pairings, but nothing that blew my mind. Whisky was not made for olives.  

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It is nearly time for The Whisky and Spirits Live Show

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At the end of September I was invited to the media launch of the Whisky and Spirits Live show.  I was met at the door with cocktails made by Julian Short who won the South African leg of Diageo’s World Class bartending competition.  What a start to a launch!  

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SA’s first Gin Club – The Gin Box

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World wide gin is huge.  According to the market research firm Euromonitor, global gin volume jumped nearly 15 percent between 2011 and 2016, reaching 632.2 million liters in 2016. According to Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA), the UK alone, exported £474 million worth of gin in 2016 and the figures is expected to hit £500m before the end of 2017.

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Whisky for the white wine loving mom

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Deadlines, and more deadlines to finish up projects.  On top of that you went house hunting in a new city with sick kids in tow and had to find new a suitable school for the little ones.  Pictures on property sites only show the good of the house.  You have seen enough water damage, funny architectural features and cat stained carpets to last you a lifetime. 

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Whisky for the red wine loving mom

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It was one of those weeks!  Frequent tantrums, fights about breakfast and school assignments  not finished. Getting stuck in traffic, with deadlines looming larger than the truck you are stuck behind. Afternoon rush from ballet to swimming, soccer to extra maths, all with a grumpy toddler in tow. The husband down with man flu and the geyser breaking and no hot water.  After a week like this, a glass of red wine is just not going to cut it.

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